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ED3460 - Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

This subject is available to non-education students only.

This subject focuses students from a range of disciplines on sustainability issues through the pedagogy and practice of service learning. Students will integrate meaningful community service (minimum 50 hours) with learning experiences and reflection to enrich their own knowledge and skills as active citizens. The service learning projects will aim to strengthen communities with a focus on activities that promote social and environmental responsibility. Students will explore a range of learning partnerships with community agencies, industry and business, preparing them for their role as civic professionals. Students have the option of local, national and international service learning experiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and access learning communities and networks that foster sustainable communities;
  • review legal, ethical and professional responsibilities associated with service learning experience and ensure conduct enhances the status of the profession;
  • establish learning goals and participate effectively in teams inline with personal skills and responsibilities;
  • critically reflect on professional learning and contribution to community;
  • explain how to apply approaches to lifelong learning that foster active citizenship in their profession.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that students will have: strong academic literacy capabilities; appropriate knowledge and skills to engage critically with texts and tasks; capacity for reflection and effective professional and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work in new settings and contribute in meaningful ways; capacity for time-management and strong organisational skills.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 25-Aug-2014 to 07-Nov-2014 (Full day seminar week beginning 25th August 2014 and week beginning 3rd November 2014.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

External, Study Period 11
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 25-Aug-2014 to 07-Nov-2014 (Full day seminar week beginning 25th August 2014 and week beginning 3rd November 2014)
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.